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How do I tell if my Media Card Reader/Express card slot is functioning correctly?

2017-05-24, 15:15 PM

I have thinkpad w530 w windows 8.1

 

I am trying to capture video footage into my computer using a firewire card that of course plugs into the MEDIA CARD READER SLOT.

 

I can't get the computer to recognize my camcorder- the camcorder connection does not show up in DEVICE MANAGER

 

I am using HDVSPLIT to capture the video and also in hdvsplit there is a message, "camera not recognized" or something like that. 

 

I am not sure if the media card reader is bad, or maybe the firewire card is bad or maybe it is the hdv split that is the problem?

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: How do I tell if my Media Card Reader is functioning correctly?

2017-05-25, 9:38 AM

Hello,

 

Could it be the ExpressCard slot that the FireWire card plugs into?  I've never seen a FireWire card that plugs into the media card slot used for SD Cards.

 

FireWire cards can be a little tricky to get working sometimes, especially when interfacing with a camcorder. 

 

Have you checked with the manufacturer to see if Windows 8.1 drivers are available for it?  Even if they are not, it may be possible to use Windows 7 or even Windows Vista drivers. 

 

Once you have verified that the FireWire card is recognized, plug the camcorder in again, amd see if it gets recognized.  If it does not, check with its manufacturer for Windows 8.1 drivers, just like you did with the FireWire card.

 

At that point, the hardware should all be working with Windows 8.1. 

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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